After much dilly-dallying over whether to conduct a Common Entrance Test (CET) for diploma holders for admission to second/third semester engineering courses, the Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) is going ahead with one under the lateral entry scheme on Sunday.
According to a KEA press note, the CET will be conducted in 48 examination centres across the State, out of which 14 are in Bangalore. As many as 22,555 candidates have applied for the test, with 6,855 appearing in the Bangalore centres. The exam will be held between 9 a.m. and noon.
Meanwhile, in the exercise of tracking students who have multiple seats — one allotted through the KEA and the other in another university — the KEA has come across more such candidates on verification with the other institutes. While one candidate has taken a seat through the KEA and St. John’s Medical College, Bangalore, 63 have done so in the University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore, and 14 in the Karnataka Veterinary, Animals and Fisheries Science University, Bidar. The students have been asked to surrender one of the seats before August 20.